January 23, 2015
Sen. Kirk Watson issued the following statement after Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick announced committee assignments for the 84th Legislature:
I’m very pleased with Lt. Gov. Patrick’s decision to appoint me to the Senate Finance Committee. It will put me in an ideal position to advocate for an honest budget that provides property tax reform, addresses our troubled school finance system and invests in our colleges, universities and aging infrastructure. And state employees and teachers can rest assured they will have someone working to protect their pensions and health care.
I will also continue to serve on the Higher Education, Business & Commerce and Nominations committees, which will allow me to work on issues of great importance to my constituents and the state.